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Discussion in 'Aquatic Clubs, Events, and Announcements' started by nicpapa, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. nicpapa

    nicpapa Guru Class Expert

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    Hi there i entry my aquascape to iaplc 2012 and i am in top 200, can i entry to the aga contest 2012 ?
    I cant find the rules of iaplc.
     
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    Yes, you can enter both, in fact, if you entered the AGA, you automatically get enrolled in the other I believe if you make the cut off date.
     
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    ok thanks Tom , i sent it today ....
     
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    And maybe post a pic here? :)
     
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    I missed that post :(

    Very nice tank. not surprised you're in the top 200. Good luck at the AGA contest :)
     
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    I wish the judges were known for this year. I don't think I will enter this year if I don't know who will judge the entries.
    Last year Luca Galarraga was contestant and a judge. That was rubbish and I will not support it again.
     
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    I was asked but I decline being a judge for all contest.
    I don't folks complaining and saying I'm rubbish:)
    haha

    Good enough reason to decline and let some other sucker take the job:)

    You can always step up to the plate if you do not like the judges, (Hint hint).
     
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    A bit harsh words for someone who doesn't mind to enter various tanks with the names of other people ;)
     
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    Tom you can tell about mine aquascaping , do you like it , you have the free to say anything... if you want...
    I entry the aquascaping contest only for this to critique mine aquascape, this one is the second i have done.
    I hundle aquariums 2 years , and now i have seven ... for plants back up.. :rolleyes:
    here i cant find plants... The only way is to buy from other countries...
     
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    If you are in the top 200 then you are likely in good shape.

    When I started we had about 4 species, then when I used CO2, there were maybe 30?
    Now there is 400 species available.

    You might ask the other people in the EU, I know the prices and the shipping will be much better there vs the USA.
    Several people on this list are trading and sending plants in the EU.
     
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    That's right, but I wasn't talking to you if you haven't noticed.
    Besides I am not stoping you from participating.
    Supporting this (judge/contestant with 1st place) scheme is foolish, but please you are always free to join the fools.;)
     
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    After I have been organiser of IBAC 2011 and IBAC 2012 I can understand completely why you decline been a judge.
    With the experience that I have now I would not get my self messed up with this either.

    I am pretty much done with contests.

    And the folks can think what ever they like.
    There always going to be someone to judge others for what ever seems wrong to them, but there are relatively few peeps that know what does it take to organise and judge a contest.
     
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    Seems like you're that one....
     
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    Some paths folks just have to do themselves to know why, :gw
    hehe

    when I started in the hobby we had some locals that were pretty much idiots.......about scaping art banter...
    I lost the taste a long long time ago to enter or judge before the contest even began.

    CO2 and algae are couple of others..........



    It's a lot of work, no pay, no one loves you afterwards....:p
    This is often why you do not see the same judges in many events over and over.
    Unless.... they own/run the contest themselves.
     
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    I can suggest that you open a tread " Biting other forum members".
    Well if that doesn't satisfy your desire to bite then I can send you a sausage.
     
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    Well we ended up with bunch of Easy Life fertilizers as material awards. Recently there was a bombing in one airport in Bulgaria and after that posting liquids out of Bulgaria have become impossible. Now as a main organiser I will have to send the advertised money to the winners instead of fertilizers out of my poket, not knowing if I will ever get them back, while bunch of suckers are pointing fingers at me about this and that. It is about 210 Euros that I am talking. Not a big deal, but not amount that any bickering idiot will pay either.
    It was me to advertise the awards and now it will be me to take the loss.

    I am not going to waste my time like this again.
     
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    Maybe you can offer them sausage prizes instead? hehe
    Blood and tongue loaf for the winner:)

    On the other hand, you could change your name, and use an alias when judging?
    aha!

    I'm not sure $ is a good motivator for contest entrants. Bragging rights, or simply to show your skills and final work seems enough for most of the top contenders.
     
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